July 20, 2021

Maintaining door closers a key element of your fire and security policy

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A door. Nothing complicated there. Just a rectangular barrier with hinges down one vertical side that swings open and shut.

If only life were so simple.

When it comes to securing your premises, there’s plenty that’s complicated about doors. In fact, properly fitted and maintained doors (whether for fire, security, or both) are arguably the most important elements of your fire and security protection policy.

Have you checked your doors recently? How well do they close? Do they catch on the floor, damaging your flooring and being a nuisance to everyone who passes through them?

What about the closing mechanism? Is it right for your premises? If access control is part of your security policy, then do your doors stay open at 90 degrees? Handy if you’re bringing in some bulky parcels. Not so clever when they can be accidentally left open, allowing unauthorised people to wander in at their leisure.

Access control doors aren’t cheap. They can represent a considerable investment. Surely it’s worth protecting that investment with regular maintenance.

Servicing of built-in closers isn’t a simple job – it certainly shouldn’t be attempted by a DIY amateur. The doors do have to be removed – which of course, can be temporarily inconvenient. But – it’s vital that your doors close correctly and line up with night-time security locks and daytime access control locks.

A quick glance at this series of images below shows one of our technicians removing a door and replacing the hold-open closure for a non-open closure, followed by re-fitting the door so that it opens and closes correctly.

A Fire, Safety and Security provider supplier you can trust

As you can see, there’s more to effective access control doors than you might think. Our Fire Safety and Security technicians work hard to keep your premises safe and secure from fire and unwanted intrusion.

We value our clients’ businesses, but most of all, we value the health, the safety and the security of those who work in and visit their places of work.

Get in touch for a no-obligation conversation about access control. We’re always here to help.